Agency Budget


This family of positions includes those whose purpose is to advise, develop, administer, and execute on budgets for a state agency.

Typical functions

The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:

  • Prepare budgets.
  • Monitor fiscal operations.
  • Track financial information to identify trends.
  • Forecast revenues and expenditures.
  • Develop budget reports and narratives.
  • Analyze financial data and develops fiscal resources.

The work assigned to positions in this series ranges from tracking financial data to making budget recommendations based upon analysis.

Agency Budget Analyst

This is an entry-level position in an agency accountable for participating in preparing budgets, monitoring fiscal operations, analyzing financial data, and developing fiscal resources for an agency. These employees track financial information, analyze data to identify discrepancies or trends, forecast revenues and expenditures or calculate costs/benefits, and develop reports for management review. At this level, employees work with management to assess program budgetary needs and develop budget narratives, translate portions of approved budgets into operating budgets, prepare current biennium estimates by balancing revenue and expenditure histories, and establish basic record-keeping and tracking procedures.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

Knowledge of governmental accounting and research methods applicable to the budget process. Knowledge of budgetary/fiscal and financial analysis software. Ability to analyze and interpret financial data to identify trends, and forecast revenues and expenditures. Ability to prepare and interpret financial reports and statements.

Typical qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years of relevant experience. (Substitutions may be allowed.)

Pay grade

Agency Budget Senior Analyst

This is a senior-level budget position within an agency that is accountable for analyzing legislation, governing policy, administrative rules, fiscal policy actions, and performance standards.  At this level, employees review fiscal impact statements for legislative concepts and proposed legislation to identify needed changes and develop recommendations. Employees also assist or develop proposals for a program area(s), or for an agency.    

Knowledge, skills & abilities

In addition to those identified in the previous level: Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration and of legislative processes. Skill in analyzing financial data and providing recommendations. Ability to relate budget and program analysis to agency goals and objectives. Ability to communicate technical information in a clear and understandable manner.

Typical qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years of relevant experience. (Substitutions may be allowed.)

Pay grade